The Honest Hour (2004)
Assembly of Dust (also known as AOD) is an American rock band formed in 2002 by former Strangefolk frontman Reid Genauer. After the breakup of Strangefolk, Genauer decided to record a solo album, and he recruited some friends from Strangefolk’s days on the road to help out. After titling the 2003 solo release “Assembly of Dust,” Genauer decided to use the name for his new group. AOD originally featured Genauer on lead vocals and guitar, Nate Wilson on the keyboard, Adam Terrell on lead guitar, John Leccese on bass, and Andy Herrick on drums. Later lineups featured Reid Genauer on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Terrell on lead guitar, John Leccese on bass, Jason Crosby on the keys and violin, and Dave Diamond on the drums.
Assembly of Dust influences include Steely Dan, The Band, J.J. Cale and Little Feat. In 2004 they recorded The Honest Hour, a live set. Five live albums were spun off their December 2005 tour. In 2007 they released their first studio album Recollection.Assembly of Dust has performed at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Langerado, 10KLF, Wakarusa, All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Newport Folk Festival, and Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
The band’s single "Vaulted Sky" from their 2013 album Sun Shot received moderate airplay from Adult Alternative-formatted stations.In 2016 Assembly of Dust played Portland and Vermont with Nate Wilson filled in for Jason Crosby on keyboards at both shows.In 2017 Assembly of Dust opened for Anders Osborn, being joined by guitarist Jackie Greene for a cover of “Love The One You’re With” and “Harrower.”